The Arctic has special challenges related to climate change and the preservation of the environment, but there are also social challenges for the population in the area. What is so special about living as an LGBTI person in this part of the world? How can Nordic co-operation contribute to the special challenges in the Arctic?
The Nordic Council of Ministers invites to a digital debate to shed light on these challenges. The debate is one of several that will be held in the Nordic countries, Åland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the autumn of 2020. The knowledge these debates gives us is used by the Nordic Council of Ministers in the further work to improve the conditions for LGBTI people in the Nordic region.
Moderator: Ole Gunnar Solheim, Political adviser, Amnesty International
16:00 Opening Words from Abid Q. Raja, Minister of Culture and Equality, Norway
16:10 Background and Inspiration - Gisle Agledahl
16:20 The importance of partnership and collaboration, Björn van Roozendaal, Programmes Director, ILGA-Europe
16:35 Panel discussion
- Mikkel Eskil Mikkelsen, Sámi Parliament of Norway
- Deidre Palacios, President RFSL, Sweden
- Björn van Roozendaal, Programmes Director, ILGA-Europe
- Freddy André Øvstegård, Nordic Council